June 13 (UPI) — Andrew McCabe, former director of the FBI, is suing the Justice Department and the FBI, claiming they are denying access to records in connection to his firing in March.
The suit, filed Tuesday evening in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., by McCabe’s attorney David Snyder, claims that McCabe’s firing “violated federal law and departed from applicable administrative rules, standards, policies, and procedures.”
Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired McCabe in March, saying “McCabe had made an unauthorized disclosure to the news media and lacked candor — including under oath — on multiple occasions.”
The lawsuit does not challenge his firing but claims laws were broken by not sharing internal policies that led to his termination, which happened one day short of the 20 years’ service he would have needed to be eligible for immediate pension.
McCabe’s attorney is requesting copies of manuals and policies that relate to conducting investigations and carrying out employee discipline.
“Plaintiff has repeatedly requested that Defendants disclose those policies and procedures. Those requests have been denied by some of the same high-ranking officials who were involved in, or were responsible for, the investigation, adjudication, and/or dismissal of Mr. McCabe,” the suit says.